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Contract Manager Training & Certification

Who Should Complete the Training?

A state employee conducting the functional responsibilities of a contract manager should take the contract manager training.

A state agency employee must be certified as a Certified Texas Contract Manager to engage in contract management functions on behalf of a state agency if the employee has the job title of “contract manager” or “contract administration manager” or “contract technician”; performs contract management activities as fifty percent (50%) or more of their job activities; or manages any contract in excess of $5,000,000.

Definition: Contract Management - The term applies to actions taken following contract execution, including the assessment of risk, verification of contractor performance, monitoring compliance with deliverable and reporting requirements, enforcement of contract terms, monitoring and reporting of vendor performance, and ensuring that contract performance and practices are consistent with applicable rules, laws and the State of Texas Procurement Manual and Contract Management Guide.

Visit website for SAO classifications as a reference to help identify individuals who should receive the SPD contract management training. Use “Contract Manager” in the “Filter Descriptions” box then click the “Filter” button.

Training and Certification
Contract Management Requirements
Course Title Experience Certification Exam
Texas Contract Manager Certification Training None Required CTCM ≥80%

Register for Texas Contract Management Certification Training

Texas Contract Management Certification Class Description Overview

  • Planning
  • Quality Assessment Plan
  • Contract Administration Plan
  • Risk Assessment
  • File Maintenance
  • Monitoring
  • Payment Approval
  • Amendments
  • Extensions
  • Suspensions & Termination
  • Contract Closeout
  • Certification information
  • Procurement Values and Ethics